Guardians evaluating Hentges' finger injury

Mar. 16—Guardians manager Stephen Vogt said reliever Sam Hentges will be shut down for a few days while the team gathers more information on his swollen left middle finger.

Hentges' injury is the latest for the Guardians, who announced earlier this week that reliever Trevor Stephan and top prospect Daniel Espino will undergo season-ending surgeries and starter Gavin Williams will begin the season on the injured list with a sore elbow.

All that news came in one day.

Hentges has struggled this spring, but the Guardians are counting on him to be part of a bullpen that suddenly has some major questions. The 27-year-old Hentges went 3-2 with a 3.61 ERA in 56 games last season.

Game time

The Giants blanked the Guardians, 6-0, in their Cactus League game March 16.

Triston McKenzie had his longest outing of spring training. He went 3 2/3 innings, gave up three runs, all earned. He has a 3.12 ERA in three starts.

Brayan Rocchio and Josh Naylor each had two hits and a double.

Shane Bieber is the scheduled starter when Cleveland faces the Reds on March 17.